The West at Forest Akers Golf Course

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4.5
121
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
97.8%
Recommend this course
115 out of 121 reviews
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Average Rating
4.7
20
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 20 reviews
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Average Rating
4.7
22
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7013
Slope 141
Rating 75.3
Type Public
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Forest Akers West Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7013 yards 75.3 141
Black (W) 72 7013 yards 81.9 154
Green 72 6412 yards 71.7 137
Green (W) 72 6412 yards 77.8 140
White 72 5694 yards 68.6 127
White (W) 72 5694 yards 73.6 134
Fossum 72 5307 yards 66.5 127
Fossum (W) 72 5307 yards 71.3 129
Silver 72 5012 yards 65.5 114
Silver (W) 72 5012 yards 69.8 126
Scorecard for West
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.0/137 419 592 423 322 340 435 202 548 180 3461 217 418 230 504 420 394 427 520 422 3552 7013
Green M: 71.7/130 377 569 386 295 316 392 174 497 165 3171 166 384 215 459 394 363 399 476 385 3241 6412
White M: 68.6/127 338 462 374 285 277 346 146 450 139 2817 153 345 184 428 356 333 306 428 344 2877 5694
Fossum M: 67.3/119 309 462 324 271 277 289 112 450 115 2609 153 345 155 428 317 295 306 428 271 2698 5307
Silver M: 65.5/114 W: 70.1/129 309 407 324 271 252 289 112 421 115 2500 139 264 155 401 317 295 297 373 271 2512 5012
Handicap 11 9 1 15 17 3 7 5 13 18 4 8 14 16 10 6 12 2
Par 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 36 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 1 7 11 15 5 13 3 17 14 6 10 2 16 18 8 12 4

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/01
Architect Bruce Matthews (1958) Arthur Hills (1992) Spencer Holt (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

4.5
121

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 11
Narrow Fairways 9
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 11
A Weekend Splurge 7
This Course's Location is:
On a College Campus 15
Convenient to the City 11
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Forest Akers West

I had a great time and the staff was friendly. The course is well-kept and presents a fairly moderate challenge. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone looking for a fun round!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course to play prior to a home Spartan Football game

Had a blast playing this course Fair layout, greens were in great shape and staff was friendly and helpful. Great pro shop and snack bar. Will definitely book again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Fun, challenging course

Great course, excellent greens. Always fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

West Course

Played West Course first time, fairways are in good condition, greens were quick rolled true to your line, staff was extremely helpful in making this 1st timer feel like a home course experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Wonderful

I live in Ga work in Lansing. As I was walking down what in my opinion the most beautiful fairway I've ever played on, it occurred to me. Holy smokes, bent grass fairways!! In Ga we can't keep or Bent Grass greens due to the heat and here it all was, beautiful bent grass everywhere! The greens, wonderful. The pace, heck, our threesome couldn't play fast enough to keep up with the 4 some in front of us and the twosome behind us couldn't keep up with us. From the 5 hour round I experience at my own club in Ga, sub 4 hour round was like finding a new animal species! The West course has it's own Android GPS at with free download. So, even another bonus. Wonderful. I can't add a 5th star just in case I get o play Pebble Beach someday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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